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♪ it's life's illusions i recall ♪ ♪ i really don't know life at all ♪ ♪ i really don't know life at all ♪ good saturday morning, everybody. would you believe me if i told you i could save you $1,000 in time for the holidays. believe me, going to be along in a second to show you exactly how to do that. also this morning, i want to hear from you all. is whipping a teenager okay? when does it cross the line from corporal punishment and discipline to abuse.
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an ongoing debate sparked by the video of a judge caught on tape repeatedly hitting his daughter with a belt. also this morning a kid suspended from school. what did the kid do? he gave a hug to a friend. is that okay? 6:00 a.m. here in atlanta, georgia, 5:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arkansas. wherever you may be, we're glad you're here on t.j. holmes. where is your money this weekend? is it on the move? a lot of americans money on the move this weekend. one group wants to you move your money out of the big banks and put them into community banks, credit unions. they are calling this move your money day. so far it seems a lot of people are paying attention to this message. according to your folks at money.com, at least 650,000 people have fled the big banks in just the past month. here is how one of the
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organizers describes how this grassroots movement grew so fast. >> i started the idea myself. it began as a facebook event that i sent to 500 of my closest friends educating them to the powerful impact credit unions can have on our local community. from there, they invited 500 and they invited 500. so now we are 42,000 supporters in less than two weeks. big banks for far too long have mismanaged funds and utilized unethical business practices. it's time we vote with our dollar and help restore local communities. >> as i mentioned a moment ago, 650,000 in the past month moved out of the big banks, moved their money out of those big banks. it was just a month ago bank of america announced its $5 debit card fee. that sparked a lot of anger in the country. bank of america and other big
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banks abandoned their fee but still people are abandoning banks. if you're one of the thousands looking for alternatives, they want you to go to this website, ncua.gov. you can plug in your zip code and it will find credit unions near you. the movement continues even though some of the big banks backed off debit fees. in terms of presidential politics, controversy swirling around republican herman cain. he spent the last week dismissing and then remembering accusations of sexual harassment from the '90s. we learned a little more about the claims when one of the attorneys of the accuser out yesterday. spoke to wolf blitzer. >> several instances, i believe that was the phrase you used, of sexual harassment. what can you tell us about the nature of this sexual harassment? >> i'm sorry, i would like to be able to reveal all the details
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but my client prefers not to do that. all i can say is there was more than one incident, they qualified as sexual harassment under the law in my opinion as a lawyer. my client chooses not to get into the details again. the details were filed internally with the national restaurant association in 1989 and i assume they were brought to mr. cain's attention. >> what we learned it wasn't just one instance, one occurrence, apparently there were several according to the cure. the cain campaign said after a last reference to it at a tea party event. >> you know, i've been in washington all week, and i've attracted a little bit of attenti attention. there was an article in the "new york times" today that has attempted to attract some more attention. that's kind of what happens when
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you start to show up near or at the top of the polls. it just happens that wachy. >> he was talking about a "new york times" article, the coke brothers, new york city businessmen that hosted the tea party event he was attending. today he has a one-on-one debate with newt gingrich. a preview of that in a few minutes. you have to wait at least until monday to get the verdict in the michael jackson death trial. the jury has the weekend off after not being able to reach a verdict in the manslaughter trial of conrad murray. more from our guy in l.a. ted rowlands. >> seven and a half hours of deliberation and no verdict. we do know the jury of seven men and five women asked to see some evidence. clearly they are going through
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the case on some level. we don't know are they agreeing, taking a vote or going through some of the testimony and some of the high points by subject in the trial, we don't know. they have been together for 20 plus days in court so they know each other well. watching them in court, you get the feeling they get along well. clearly that will help them in the jury room. we don't know what they plan on doing in terms of speaking afterwards. we do understand they will be given that option if they want to. clearly a lot of people following this trial would love to know what they were thinking not only during the trial but what they were thinking during this deliberation process. outside the court, we had a lot of people out here on friday and i expect they will all be back on monday along with the jurors. t.j. >> thanks to ted rowlands. let's turn to greece now. the prime minister there appears he's going to be able to keep his job, just barely. that's important to all of us.
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we'll explain, george papandreou survived a vote that could have forced him to dissolve his government. while the political mess is sorted out, a deal to save greece's economy is gathering dust right now. this is the proposed bailout for greece that would have wiped out half the country's debt, it also would have forced severe cuts in public programs. that led to widespread rioting. you may have seen pictures of that in the past weeks. what may be worse is the fact that greece's economy is linked to world markets. that's why this is important for all of us. so many banks bet big on greece's recovery and a lot are losing a lot of money now. meanwhile world leaders pledged support for the greek debt deal and other drastic measures. while meeting in france for the g-20 summit, they wrapped up meetings by unveiling a two-page document, an action plan. the plan is short on specifics, however. the leaders admit it will be hard for some countries to
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follow through. seven minutes past the hour, a united airlines pilot has been sentenced to six months in prison for flying while drunk. he was in the cockpit of united express flight out of austin, texas, at the time. he was turned in by the pilot, his copilot, who said he smelled something unusual in the cockpit. he he could have gotten 15 years in prison. turn to oklahoma, they got a wakeup call, a moderate earthquake shaking them around this morning. it was centered about 45 miles east of oklahoma city. no immediate reports of injuries or damage. keeping an eye on this throughout the morning, bringing you the latest there. also at the same time a stronger earthquake shook chile. this one was centered 700 miles north of the capital santiago. let's turn now to connecticut. check out a map we're going to show you here. see that yellow, shows who still has and does not have power right now after a major storm came through there.
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those yellow areas you see mean you're good to go. the rest not so much. there you go, gives you an idea, many of those counties still without power a week later. this means more than 280,000 people still don't have power, heat. it's cold right now. falling trees snapped a lot of power lines when that snowstorm ripped through. it's that time to set the clocks back. fall back, spring forward. daylight savings time. 2:a.m. tonight, means you get an extra hour of sleep or stay up or stay out an hour later. if there was ever a weekend we needed the extra hour, it was today. big game tonight, folks. alabama, lsu, 8:00. let's do this, reynolds. tired of talking about it. >> i thought you were talking about troy state and santa cruz.
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>> are they really playing? >> i don't even think santa cruz has a football team. no, it's an amazing game. gets under way under the lights at 8:00 p.m. eastern. it's one of those situations where the earth is going to stop moving, it's incredible. we have a forecast coming up for what you can expect for the game. huge winter storm out west, sandstorm in parts of the desert, four corners. plus earthquake, we'll touch on that, too. reynolds straight ahead. >> see you here shortly. ten minutes past the hour. it was the story and video that sparked national conversation, national outrage. a man shown repeatedly striking his daughter with a belt. turns out he's a family court judge. it also turns out that he is not going to be facing prosecution. going to be getting your comments on that story throughout the morning. reynolds and i talking about the alabama, lsu game, number one versus number two. tickets for this game are going
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for as much as $6,000, and i assure you, folks, it's going to be worth every penny. stay with us on this "cnn saturday morning." [ mom ] alright guys, play with your toys after dinner. looks beautiful, honey. [ rattling ] jason... really buddy, wow. samantha jane. ♪ guys, christmas dinner and you're bringing toys to the table? ♪ that, that's not a toy... let's eat!
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right now, putting pictures up in tuscaloosa. it's okay, put them back up. talking about alabama, lsu game. number one versus number two. tuscaloosa is shut down. we can't explain enough. if you're not a football fan, this has national implications, clearly the best teams in the country, rabid fan bases. couple of best fan bases in the country. big, big game. tickets are going for this game, folks, at least online, you can find them anywhere between $700 and $6,000. reynolds, our folks in the control room right now, after rejust teased this story, they said no way. everybody is yelling at you, t.j., for saying this game is worth every penny if you pay six grand for it. >> i would. how many games have we gone to over the years? it's ridiculous.
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when it comes to sports, the thing that's amazing, a lot of times super hyped games don't live up to expectations. how many have we seen the super bowl. >> this is going to live up. >> it's going to be great. >> we'll see. who do you want for the game. >> alabama. >> home field advantage. >> yes, and nick sabin. >> i respect nick but love les. mad hatter, goes for the fourth down. fourth and forever, he goes for it. >> weather going to work for them in tuscaloosa today? >> it's going to be nice, perfectly crisp, beautiful conditions. not too windy like they had in the four corners. take a look at this video we have, parts of the four corners, arizona, nice big sandstorm. casa grande, south of phoenix. what's causing it, a storm system moving through the rocky mountains. top half, snowmaker, bottom
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half, sandstorm. you see it lowering visibility. what's interesting we come back to the weather computer, high mountain passes, not parts of 40, late afternoon. they are going to see winds really intensify. some wind gusts topping 50 miles an hour. with a potential of 8 to 16 inches of snow in some places, what it's going to mean, you're going to have whiteout conditions. anyone in a high-profile vehicle, suv, r v you're going to have issues on the roadways. especially a lot of the semitruckers. you might have tough times with the winds especially in high mountain passes. front range and back into the central plains, the situation all together different. you have very low humidity. on top of that strong winds. with low humidity and strong wind, a fire threat that will be in effect for parts of oklahoma, the dakotas. the basin, fairly dry day out west, pacific northwest, a shot of rainfall. we're going to see another storm system bring possibly additional rainfall and snowfall to parts
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of the four corners into the rockies. nice and cool in portions of the northeast. high pressure building in. pretty nice and warm day for you in parts of the northeast. as we wrap things up, show you what we expect in terms of highs, places like boston, 51, new york about 49. so those of you in connecticut, people without power might be listening on cnn radio. what you need to know is your highs are going to be pretty much splitting the difference in the 50s but nighttime lows in the 30s, some places 20s. cool night, 52 albuquerque, 46 portland, 61 san francisco wrapping up in atlanta 63 degrees your expected high. t.j., back to you. >> reynolds, thank you, kind sir. we will see reynolds plenty throughout the morning. 16 past the hour. turn for a moment to a story the country was talking about this week. i want your comments on it today. at what point does using corporal punishment to discipline a child cross the line into abuse. send your comments to my twitter
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with a belt. people even more outraged when they found out the man is a family court judge. this is the video so many found disturbing this week. >> bend over that bed. >> why? >> bend over the bed. bend over the bed. bend over the bed. i'll spank you in the face. >> the man in the video there is texas court judge william adams. this video was released and thousands of people have campaigned through social media sites to have him removed from the bench. they say the father crossed the line from discipline to child abuse. the judge says he was simply punishing his daughter. he said he didn't think he was doing anything wrong. he was punishing her from stealing music and games through an illegal downloading site. >> in my mind i haven't done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing.
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i did lose my temper but i've since apologized. >> his daughter in the video, she actually is the one who recorded it, secretly recorded it. i only showed you a few seconds, the whole video is seven minutes long and shows pretty much the same thing. the daughter has been doing interviews, including with our own anderson cooper. >> i think he's in serious denial. i told him it hurt to walk the next day. his response was one word. he said, good. >> despite so much outrage this week, the judge will not be facing prosecution. why? the video was taped in 2004. texas has a five-year statute of limitations relating to charges of injuring a child. the county d.a. says no indictment can be made from the video. our anderson cooper asked hillary why she wanted to
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release the tape in the first place. >> it wasn't any carefully planned orchestration or anything like that. i didn't really mean for anything huge to come of it. i just wanted to put it out there for my dad to see it and maybe a few other people to maybe help us reconcile and see that this was wrong. >> judge adams released a statement as well through his attorney. in it he says his daughter released the tape for revenge. he was going to stop giving her money because she was about to drop out of college of the statement reads in part, hillary warned her father if he reduced her financial support and took away her mercedes object, which her father had provided, he would live to regret it. the post was then uploaded. i'm asking the question of you, when dung type of punishment, corporal punishment cross the line and go into child abuse. already some of you are starting to send in your comments. i'm reading them as we speak during the commercial breaks.
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we learned a little more when one of the attorneys for the accuser spoke out. the attorney joel bennett spoke with our wolf blitzer. >> several instances, i believe that's the phrase, you used of sexual harassment. what can you tell us about the nature of this sexual harassment? >> i'm sorry. i would like to reveal all the details but my client prefers not to do that. all i can say, only one incident that qualified as sexual harassment under the law. my client chooses not to get into the details. details filed internally with national restaurant association in 1999 and i assume they were brought to mr. cain's attention. >> the cain campaign. they say after a week of talking about this, they are done with it, not talking about it anymore. the candidate did make one last reference to it at a major tea party event. >> you know, i've been in
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washington all week, and i've attracted a little bit of attenti attention. there was an article in the "new york times" today that has attempted to attract some more attention. you know, that's kind of what happens when you start to show up near or at the top of the polls, it just happens that way. >> well, he was referring to an article in the new york city there that was about his relationship with the coke brothers. you may have heard their names thrown around a little bit. conservative businessman that hosted. a one-on-one debate with newt gingrich, a preview coming your way in a bit. just after the bottom of the hour, stories making headlines today. a senior military official says there's a real concern, israel may consider a strike on iranian nuclear interest. the u.s. is monitoring military moves in both countries.
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the international atomic energy agency scheduled to release a report on iran's nuclear program next week. also police in northwestern tennessee are looking for a woman who has been missing for more than five days. 44-year-old karen swift was last seen saturday night outside her dire county home. police found her car on a nearby highway the following morning. friends and family held a vigil for swift last night. ft. collins, colorado, a 29-year-old beekeeper is in jail on arson charges. benjamin david gilmore. he's accused of doing that right there, torching a condominium complex not far from the occupy ft. collins encampment. the october 24th fire left a dozen people without their homes and cost an estimated $10 million worth of damage. a nation on the brink of bankruptcy, and its prime minister barely surviving a confidence vote. are you paying attention to what's happening in the greek debt crisis?
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you should. the implications could hit your bottom line and hit it hard. cnn's jim bald bou jim boulden. >> reporter: the reason it matters, the prime minister or whoever leads the government in the next few weeks has to push through a bailout fund it agreed to with the international monetary fund and european union. what does that mean in it means if greece can't put their house in order and the government can't push that through, there's a very good chance europe's whole bailout plan of the year would collapse. that would mean europe in crisis, europe in recession, that could affect european banks, american banks, the american economy. even though the greece economy is tiny, t.j., very small, it
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matters because it's part of the euro. you don't want to see the euro go into crisis because that could be global recession, t.j. >> jim, we almost saw the most powerful leaders in the world get together at the g-20 summit. they produced a two-page action plan. well, how much action do you have in two pages and how much of that had to do with dealing with this eurozone crisis? >>. >> reporter: what was so funny, interesting, they went to the g-20, supposed to be a triumphant meeting. europe has its big plan in order they decided in brussels last week. they were going to talk to chinese and indians how it has been solved, tell obama don't worry we've sorted it and it fell apart before they arrived in cannes, france. they spent far too much time dealing with greece and not other issues like how that money does the imf need to help
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countries like greece. it took the eye off the ball and changed the summit in a way nobody predicted. that's why this tiny nation with the tiny economy affects so much what's going on with global leaders trying to sort out and make sure you and i don't go back into a recession an another bang survived. >> jim boulden for us in athens. great explainer. thank you so much. 30 minutes past the hour now. a quarter mill people in connecticut without power, still without power, a week after an early season snowstorm. we'll tell you what some state officials are saying about what's happening there. also the debate over corporal punishment sparked by a video of a texas judge repeatedly hitting his teenager daughter with a belt. we are getting a lot of reaction from you today on the question of when does corporal punishment for discipline cross the line into abuse. one comment coming in from kristofer 1954 said this was not corporal punishment, this was a
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all right. we're at 39 minutes past the hour now. the debate continues over corporal punishment. the debate was sparked this week by a video. we showed this to you a little while earlier. many people do find this disturbing. it shows a texas judge repeatedly hitting his 16-year-old daughter with a belt. here is some of it. he calls this discipline. many saw it and said, no, this isn't disciplining a child, this is child abuse plain and simple. the man is a family court judge. he is off the bench for now at least, at least out of his job for a couple of weeks. he hears abuse cases. this sparked a conversation about corporal punishment and other things. the debate continues now. the question i was asking you this morning, when does it cross the line? corporal punishment for
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discipline, when does it cross the line into abuse of some kind. here is one comment we got from jhawk 421. no sympathy for her, i was spaen spanked as a child and came out just fine. it's kids in time out that i worry about. linda, there is no need for corporal punishment. there is always another way to guide the child. another, violent punishment has no place in a child's life. it only brings deeper emotional scars in the long run. this has sparked so many conversations. reynolds wolf with me now, covers the weather and get to more stuff weather wise. it might be generational. i was whipped when i was a kid. >> belt? >> absolutely. a lot of people saw this. make friends look, depends on how you see it. some people saw abuse. some people saw it and say it
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looks familiar to me. i was beat with a belt. it depends on perspective. did you grow up in a time and era in a house where whippings were normal. >> my father could give a look and scare you. my father never laid a hand on me. my mom maybe twice. my grandmother, anything nearby. i would be bleeding from my hair. just teasing. grandma is not with us anymore. it's a very serious question, what is pushing the line. it's a very delicate thing. >> we're going to have a couple of sides to this issue. again, abuse is one thing. everybody says that's not okay. some would say you shouldn't hit a child ever, there's another way to din palin the child. some say corporal punishment sometimes could be useful. a debate coming up later. we'll turn to weather in a second. a piece from susan candiotti,
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what is going on weather wise with the power outages in the northeast. >> it's amazing what's happening in connecticut. what's happening in connecticut, if you're a fan of boxing, think of ali and sunny. think of it as ali's jaw and sunny breaking it. you had two things in cincinnati that happened. a lot of tree damage by hurricane irene. remember irene. connecticut is a beautiful heavily wooded state. with the strong winds that came through, toppled all kinds of trees. s.e.c., win storm came through recently. yes, the roaring october storm. widespread power outages. at this point we still have roughly 212,000 customers without power at this time. you see the video there. let's show you the maps quickly to give you an idea of exactly what is taking place there. many places seem unreachable by connecticut power and light. a lot of customers angry.
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they paid good money to have great service. unfortunately for many of them, there's really been no relief whatsoever for people. they have been living with generators new york city power whether or not sofer. it been tough times to say the least. we're moving into a cold time of the year. thankfully for today not expecting anything in terms of snow or rain for parts of the northeast, especially for connecticut. high pressure the dominating feature. very modifying, very soothing effect on the atmosphere if you will. not much in terms of storms. in terms of temperatures, daytime highs are going to be up into the 40s and 50s for much of connecticut and much of the northeast. however, nighttime lows are going to slip back into the 20s and 30s. one bit of good news. 12 to 15,000 customers had power restored in fairly short order. we hope they will improve in days to come. t.j., this time of year couldn't be worse. spring or summer might be easier to deal w they have had two big disasters with irene and the winter storm they have really
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laid much of the state to waste in terms of power. >> talking about susan candiotti, she spoke to the governor up there. of course everybody wants the lights on. you have back and forth between some government officials and connecticut light and power, the company up there, the power company. they at this point have come under scrutiny for response. they are wondering why at this point a week after this storm so many people still without power. so take a listen now at our susan candiotti, spoke to the governor there about what's happened. >> we were hit a lot harder. you know, at one point the utility had 77% of its customers out in the middle of the storm. so for whatever reason connecticut got the brunt of this. there's another question, were they prepared sufficiently. i think that's a very serious question, one which we've cot to get to the bottom of once we get people their heat back. >> the order of priorities, yes. you want to look into why this
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is taking so long but right now a lot of people just want the light, heat back on. election days away in new liberty. how come nobody is running for mayor or the city council? the ballot is empty as the streets. why? when we come back. stay with me.
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about 13 minutes from the top of the hour on "cnn saturday morning," turn back to politics and a pretty big deal in iowa, a dinner, ronald reagan dinner, a
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major fund-raiser for the iowa republican party and forum for presidential candidates. front-runners mitt romney, herman cain, though, skipped the event. our cnn political reporter shannon travis tells us, that did not seem to really matter to the crowd. >> reporter: t.j. five presidential candidates appearing here in iowa at the ronald reagan dinner. the first person to speak was ron paul. he spoke glowingly about his association and ties to the 40th president of the united states. >> of all presidents i have met over the many decades, president reagan was the one i knew the best and visited with the most and had the most in common. >> reporter: right after ron paul the texas governor rick perry got a lot of laughs out of one thing he said. he basically compared the gop race to the occupy wall street movement but in a comical way. he basically said the race should call occupy the white house right after the texas governor michele bachmann spoke.
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take a listen to her referencing some very familiar campaign rhetoric. >> as i look out at all of you, what i see is the epicenter of hope and change for our country. >> i'm energized. >> reporter: rick santorum was fourth. the pennsylvania senator spoke about faith and family values. and last to take the stage, former house speaker newt gingrich. he got a big applause and a hearty round of laughter. he says if he became the republican nominee he would challenge president obama to seven lincoln style debates. he said if he didn't accept, he would essentially follow him around the country. for more and what's happening in politics, here is paul steinhauser. >> thanks, shannon. they face off tonight. the showdown between the former house speaker and businessman touted as a modern day modified
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version of the historic debates between abc ham lincoln and douglas. in the spotlight over allegations of sexual harassment. cain says the allegations are baseless. beginning rich whose campaign once left for dead shows he's rising in polls. 12% in a new survey, up five points have a month ago. less than two months to the start of voting in the primaries and caucuses, now is the right time for a candidate to start. >> thanks to both. are you sick of poll six? wouldn't you like around campaign season, time for lec, do not have to worry about politicians, hitting the street, kissing babies, shaking hands, nothing. one city in iowa might be the place to you. they do not have to worry about anybody campaigning because nobody is officially running for anything. the ballot for elections in new
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liberty iowa is pretty much blank. nobody running for mayor, nobody running for city council. however, it's pretty much always been this way. they rely on write-in votes to pick the leaders. one person on the city council says he's been serving for 52 years and he's never run for office. about 120 people live in new liberty. well, we're nine minutes off the top of the hour now. could you handle a year and a half in space? what if it pays pretty well, about 100 grand. six volunteers got to do this but i've got some explaining to do on this story. we'll explain in our morning passport. stay with us. when you have diabetes...
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all right. as we get close to the top of the hour, playing elvis jailhouse rock. it now made "time's" list of all-time greatest songs. they have a 100 list, all time greatest list since 1923 when "time" magazine started up. elvis made the cut. as we look at the picture of the white house in washington, d.c. this morning we'll talk about plenty happening out of d.c. this morning. right now i've got big space news. this is huge space news.
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russia, they have just wrapped up a mission to mars. here it is. as it happens. well, looks like they are walking out of a storage trailer. they have some new capsules they are flying in there. no, we need to explain this nadia with the morning. they didn't palace off. >> no, it was in a parking lot. it was a simulated mission to mars. they took it very seriously. it was a full year and a half, 52 days that these six cosmonauts stayed together. three were russian, one was french, one was italian, one was chinese. amongst these cosmonauts, one was a surgeon, engineers, highly qualified. in fact, the chinese cosmonauts is one who trains astronauts. they were highly intelligent individuals and took this experiment very, very seriously. >> what was the point. you said experiment.
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what were they hoping to get out of it. >> what would it be like to travel 35 million miles away to mars. it would take a year and a half. they toot exact amount of time and simulated the experience living in close quarters. they lived in a capsule about the size of a bus. you're seeing individual capsules there, a living area, each had a bedroom. they lived like that without going anywhere for the entire time. >> was this more of a mental challenge than physical one? did they simulate any issues of gravity? >> that's the one thing they couldn't simulate. they couldn't simulate the gravity. everything else being in a confined space. halfway through the experiment they actually landed on a simulated mars sandpit and went through the experiment. they got them to do various experiments during the time. one of the gentleman on the trip got married two weeks before he went on the mission. >> i assume she knew. >> she must have known. yesterday they were released, so
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to speak, but not yet publicly because they still have to undergo tests. what does being in a confined space for a year and a half actually do. it's basically the physical and psychological test of being together. when they tried this in 2000 it ended in a drunken brawl. the female astronaut, tried to kiss her. this time there were only men. they didn't want it to be the big brother of scientific experiments. certainly interesting. when will we go to mars is the question, we say about 30 or 40 years from now. i wonder when you'll be when the first person lands on mars, i wonder where i'll be. >> we'll be sitting right here, nadia, talking about the fake mission from 30 years ago. we'll see you on passport in a bit. when we get close to the top of the hour, a story that will outrage you. a kid suspended from school. what did he do? he gave a friend a hug. you made is so good. it's got tender white meat chicken. the way i always made it for you. one more thing.... those pj's you like,
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we are crossing the top of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning," stories across-country. florida. 14-year-old boy, he hugged a girl at school. it was his friend. it got him suspended. southwest middle school is the only school in its district that has a strict no hugging policy. the principal caught the two students hugging. he said parents should know the policy because it's written in the student handbook. should mention this was an in-school suspension. i think kissing, i don't know what you get for that. let's turn now to the sea voyager of look at this ship. hundreds of st. mary's college students are moving in to the luxury cruise ship. it's their temporary dorm. they got kicked out of their on campus dorms three weeks ago because there was a problem
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there, some students frustrated over the tight quarters and no laundry machines on the ship. that's a problem for college students. again, welcome, everybody, to "cnn saturday morning." thanks so much for spending time with us. today is the day, they want to you move your money. there's an online movement. already we know 650,000 people started moving money from big banks to smaller banks and credit unions. that's happened in the past four weeks. today they are hoping will be a big day to move your money. also, would you believe me? i hope you believe me always. i told you you could save money for the holidays. yes, give yourself a raise, hundreds, our expert is here to explain. it's as simple as checking a box. 6:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arkansas, your money, where are you going to put it?
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leave it at the big banks. a couple of groups want you to move it out of the big bank and move it to communities and credit unions. >> time to fight back. move your money. the banks that crashed our economy are making record profits. >> move your money. >> on november 5th. >> move your money. kind of catchy. today is supposed to be moving day. they are taking out tv ads to mark move your money day today. so far seems a lot of people are paying attention to the message. according to cnn.com, at least 650,000 people have fled the so-called big banks in just the past month. why the past month? it was a month ago bank of america announced its $5 debit card fee. that spashd a lrked a lot of ane facebook campaign started this idea. bank of america and other big banks abandoned some of those fees. they said they are not going to do it. it might be too late now. this movement started. people are still abandoning the
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banks. so maybe you're one of the thousands looking for possible alternative. here is one site people will direct you to. ncua.gov, national credit union association. can you plug in your zip code and it will show you credit unions that are near you. just at the top of the hour now, turn to presidential politics. seems so much of the political landscape has been about herman cain these days and also the controversy swirling around the republican front-runner. he spent the past week dismissing and then remembering accusations of sexual harassment from the 1990s. we did learn a little more about the claims when an attorney for one of the accusers spoke out late yesterday. shortly after giving a brief statement to the press, the attorney joel bennett spoke to wolf blitzer. listen to this. >> several instances, i believe that's the phrase, you used of sexual harassment. what can you tell us about the nature of this sexual harassment?
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>> i'm sorry. i would like to reveal all the details but my client prefers not to do that. all i can say is there was more than one incident that qualified as sexual harassment under the law. in my opinion as a lawyer. my client chooses not to get into the details again. details filed internally with national restaurant association in 1999 and i assume they were brought to mr. cain's attention. >> the cain campaign says they are tired of talking about this and they are done talking about this. the candidate did make one last reference to it at a major tea party event. >> you know, i've been in washington all week, and i've attracted a little bit of attention. there was an article in the "new york times" today that has attempted to attract some more attention. you know, that's kind of what happens when you start to show up near or at the top of the polls, it just happens that way.
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>> he has remained near or at the top of many of these polls after this whole controversy broke. the article you heard him referring to in the "new york times" was talking about his relationship with the coke brothers. you may have heard that thrown around campaigns, they are influential conservative businessmen, hosted the tea party event cain was attending. cain has another big event on the schedule today and could be interesting. a one-on-one debate with newt gingrich. we've got a preview of that coming your way shortly. also, looks like we'll have to wait until monday at the earliest before getting a verdict in the michael jackson death trial. the jury has the weekend off after not being able to reach a verdict in the manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray. ted rowlands in l.a. >> seven and a half hours of deliberation and no verdict. we do know the jury of seven men and five women asked to see some
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evidence. clearly they are going through the case on some level. we don't know are they agreeing, taking a vote or going through some of the testimony and some of the high points by subject in the trial, we don't know. they have been together for 20 plus days in court so they know each other well. watching them in court, you get the feeling they get along well. clearly that will help them in the jury room. we don't know what they plan on doing in terms of speaking afterwards. we do understand they will be given that option if they want to. clearly a lot of people following this trial would love to know what they were thinking not only during the trial but what they were thinking during this deliberation process. outside the court, we had a lot of people out here on friday and i expect they will all be back on monday along with the jurors. t.j. >> thanks to ted rowlands. let's turn to greece now.
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the prime minister there is keeping his job and that means something to all of us. george papandreou survived a vote that could have forced him to dissolve his government. while the political mess is sorted out, a deal to save greece's economy is gathering dust. this is the proposed bailout for greece that would have wiped out half the country's debt, it also would have forced severe cuts in public programs. that led to widespread rioting. you may have seen pictures of people in the streets over the past days and weeks. what may be worse is the fact that greece's economy is linked to world markets. so many banks around the world bet big on greece's recovery and are losing a lot of money. meanwhile world leaders pledged support for the greek debt deal and other drastic measures. while meeting in france for the g-20 summit, they wrapped up meetings by unveiling a two-page action plan. the plan is short on specifics, however. the leaders admit it will be hard for some countries to follow through. eight minutes past the hour now. a former united airlines pilot was sentenced to six months in
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prison for flying under the influence. they say he was intoxicated while flying. he was in the cockpit of a united express flight leaving austin, texas. he was turned in by his copilot who said he smelled an unusual odor in the cockpit. he could have been locked up for 15 years. time to set the clocks back an hour. daylight savings time starting at 2:00 a.m. tonight. you get an extra hour of sleep or stay an hour later tonight. just do it. you'll be early for whatever you have to do toll morning if you don't handle this appropriately. nine minutes past the hour now. big game today. some actually calling this, is this going too far, reynolds. >> no. >> some calling it the game of the century. >> not too far. this illustrates how incredible it is compared to nfl.
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i like the nfl. if you're playing a game in early november in nfl, it's in consequential. can you start off the season in nfl lose the first five games and still make it to the super bowl. this will be make or break for either of the teams for the most part. there's always a chance one team will go to the national championship. between these two, i don't even -- >> this is indicative of you and i, reynolds. we are having a conversation about two teams and we haven't said the names of the two teams. >> absolutely. lsu and alabama. i feel bad for viewers. guys, i apologize to our friends out there. we'll muscle it in. i'm telling you, should be a lot of fun. weather is going to be great. i tell you what, t.j., the game in tuscaloosa as football is flying it's going to be great. however in the rockies, snow flakes flying. wind gusts topping 50 miles an hour, whiteout conditions possible. a big winter storm in early november. the full scoop coming up. you're watching cnn saturday. go football let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online...
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s.e.c. between number one and number two. that blew my mind. >> amazing. as good as this has been over the years, you would assume this would have happened before. no. tell you how big this game is. tickets online going for up to $6,000. somebody is going to pay that. >> one reason we explained to viewers -- help me with this, t.j. -- the national championship for the last four years has been for s.e.c. >> i want to say five or five out of six, five out of seven. the s.e.c. does its thing. >> this is where it's going to be decided, where it's going to be. this is joker and batman fight, amazing. game under way at 8:00 p.m. tonight, lsu and alabama. so many stories within the story. alabama's coach nick sabin used to coach at lsu. hard to believe there.
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two entirely different types, easy, laid back, funny all business. game gets under way at 8:00 p.m. temperature 63, kickoff wind out of the east at 5 miles an hour. so no one will make an excuse with the weather affecting the game. the weather out west affecting the drive, getting around point a to point b on i-40, maybe i-70, massive winter storm that's going to crank up, not only strong wind gusts, approaching 50 miles an hour but releas snow anywhere from eight to 16 inches of snow. that's the first snaum. another impulse that could sweep through the four corners, bring additional snowfall as we get into sunday and monday. so it's not just the four corners, but also back to sierra nevada, truckee, back to rein okay, going to be in full force, parts of i-80, very, very rough for you. i would say especially over the next 12 hours or so. meanwhile windy conditions in the front range of the rockies
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combined with low humidity. a fire threat in effect, nice and warm in texas, sunny and cool for much of the eastern seaboard. high temperatures, wrap it up in the 50s and 40s, 63 in atlanta, 74, 62 in kansas city, 39 salt lake city, 63 los angeles, 49 in seattle. all right, t.j., your turn. >> reynolds, thank you so much. we're a quarter past the hour. sad news to pass along. we were just talking about him not too long ago signing off at cbs, "60 minutes." now we're getting word from cbs news that andy rooney has died at the beiage of 92. the longtime cnn commentator who you know so well doing essays at the end of "60 minutes." he delivered his last one not long ago, literally weeks ago. we got word he had been in the hospital. he had surgery we were told wasn't supposed to be something too complicated. any time you have surgery,
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certainly a complicated matter, cbs website. the surgery we're told developed complications and had to go back into the hospital. so he had been in the hospital past several days. didn't get a lot of details about his condition. but here we are. it wasn't long ago we were all stopping and certainly us in this business of journalism come up, we've all come up with andy rooney it seems, 60 years with cbs, 30 years doing essays, some 11 hunden on "60 minutes." word from cbs news andy rooney died at the age of 92 literally weeks after delivering his last essay on "60 minutes." we're going to get more details of this as they come in to us. certainly more on the life of andy rooney throughout the morning. andy rooney dead at the age of 92. oaded potato with bacon. it's good. honey, i love you... oh my gosh, oh my gosh.. look at these big pieces of potato. ♪
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all right. we're 18 minutes past the hour. clive anderson here to help us out. if i told our viewers now, would you mind giving the government an interest-free loan, what do you think they would say? >> i think you would get a resounding no. they are giving it to them. they are letting them make money off their money when they could be making money off their money. >> keep this in mind, people love that big refund check next year. that's exactly what you're doing is letting the government hold the money. >> that's not a good thing. you shouldn't want a refund. that means i gave them too much money. why not get the refund when i deserve it, when i make it. i want my money when i make it. what you're doing is giving them a loan you're not getting interest on instead of when you earn it. >> give us an average, an idea, how much money would you add to your paycheck, average american. >> a lot get $3,000 in a tax refund. right now you could be getting $185 a paycheck back every paycheck you actually earn.
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this whole thing came about, you're thinking about christmas time, people saying, okay, they are going to charge up some things. use your money. if you do it now change your withholding, that's the whole thing change the w 4, can you get your money back now. >> do it now. >> right now. >> walk us through this withholding. you've got several options. you have to be careful about the math so you end up owing. >> this the tricky part, be careful on the math. they give you categories, single, married, married filing jointly or married filing single. have you to know which you fall in. they tell you what your withholdings are. more up front. more dependents, more to take care of. a lot never change their categories, divorce, adopted a child or had a new baby, they never went back and changed their withholdings. sometimes they could be paying the government more money than they need to. >> how are you supposed to decide which applies to you. how are you supposed to do that math to know what you owe and
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break even? >> there's several calculators out there you can use. irs has a great calculator on the website. go in, take your pay stub and go through and walk through, exactly what my gross wages are how many dependents, what am i filing, paying, how much taxes am i paying now. it will spit out how much or where you should be with exemptions. >> is this simple? who do you talk to at the workplace. >> hr, payroll department. see where you are now and where you want to be. you mentioned a great point. make sure you don't have too much there as far as that you're going to owe money at the end of the year. we don't want to get the refund but we definitely don't want to owe the irs. >> what's wrong where the refund? the end of the year, i enjoy that. >> it's not free money. >> that's a big chunk. >> how much interest they made off the money they saved for you. the difference is if we're more disciplined and take there money
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and put it in an account, $185 or $230 more based on having the right exemptions on their paychecks. take that money put it away from yourself, make that additional interest on it. it's your money. >> i hate it when you make since clyde anderson, thanks so much. we'll be right back. the news we're just getting out, plenty more details for you. the word that cbs news long time commentator, there he is, andy rooney, has died at the age of 92. more on that in a moment. stay with me. from capital one. spark miles gives me the most rewards of any small business credit card. the spark card earns double miles... so we really had to up our game. with spark, the boss earns double miles on every purchase, every day. that's setting the bar pretty high. owning my own business has never been more rewarding. coming through! [ male announcer ] introducing spark the small business credit cards from capital one. get more by choosing unlimited double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day. what's in your wallet?
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again, the sad news we're just getting moments ago from cbs news that longtime
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commentator, "60 minutes" commentator andy rooney has died at the age of 92. i want to bring in bob arnot who shared an office with andy rouen y bob, we appreciate you hopping online. how do you feel after we just got word about his death? >> when i saw the sign off, i knew this was the end. he was never going to quit a year or two before. he was never going to retire ever. it was clear it was close to the end. >> you think he knew something about his health? >> he did. he was very much in tune with his health. at that age, you see the handwriting on the wall, you know this is it, time to give it up. it was only a month he had that wonderful signoff. >> when was the last time you talked to him? did you talk to him when he was retiring? >> you know, i saw the whole
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crew, whole "60 minutes" crew minus andy with our boss at the time. i did not see andy. around new york he still showed up at events but haven't probably seen him for the past month. >> bob, one other thing before we let you go. a lot of people look at this and so sad to hear he's passed. in a lot of ways, is this the way to go? >> absolutely. just to go full out to the end. interesting thing about andy, he pretended to be this curmudgeon but he really wasn't. as i said, i was right next, kitty corner to him at cbs. he this kind of bluster but he was the nicest, sweetest guy you could ever begin to possibly imagine. of course, i was a neophyte in television starting as the medical correspondent for the show there. we're all nervous and frazzled trying to pull stuff together
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for this little morning show. here he is on "60 minutes," he was never frus terd about anything. it was like no big deal. how did this guy do it? he was so incredibly ingenuous, everything so interesting and fun, how did he ever figure that out. so low tech. he had this producer, old typewriter, typed it up, took a camera, no big deal. i was in awe of the guy. >> bob, what did he -- did he have plans? you said he was never going to retire. i just commented to someone here, wow, he didn't get a chance to enjoy retirement. you're saying that wasn't in the cards for him? >> i think for a lot of americans, myself included, the whole idea of retirement is nonsense. he totally loved what he did. what would you want to do, go on a cruise ship? can you imagine him on a cruise ship? he'd go crazy. he totally loved his work and loved being around everybody.
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the last thing he ever wanted to do was go out to pasture and retire. no, i don't think -- he wouldn't have missed that for two seconds. >> bob, what do you want us all to talk about today, a guy you knew, shared an office with. what would you like all the coverage to be about and things to be said today now that he's passed at 92. >> he was one of the world's nicest human beings, most thoughtful human beings, ingenuous, fun, a little like the way we all ought to be, loving every single day you work. basically helping his fellow human being. just a really great first rate nice, nice person, despite this curmudgeonly facade he had. he was really a sweet, wonderful guy. >> bob arnot, again, who knew andy rooney well. we appreciate you hopping on the line with us. thank you so much. >> you're so
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